Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Love, Honour & Remembrance...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I wrote yesterday about having a busy few days.  Monday, was no different!

Writing and posting LwL takes some time, and recently I began publishing my daily postings, after midnight.

Part of the reason is due to the fact that I need to take my medication close to midnight.  This means I need to be awake.  And, if awake, I may as well do some of the work for LwL, before I hit the hay!

In doing so, it means that in the morning, I can do some of my work on Facebook (FB), and then head out to the library, to do the rest.  And, that is exactly what I did, yesterday.

You may be wondering why I go to the library.

It's because even though I pay Bell Canada a large amount of money each month, my posting takes me about two and a half (2 1/2) hours at home, due to the internet service being not as fast as the library, where it takes me only about an hour to do the same amount of work.  Plus, it gets me out of my apartment, and gives me a bit of exercise!

After leaving the library, I made my way to see my daughter P, for a short time.

Then, I made my way to South Windsor, to visit my friend M, who had surgery about a week and a half ago.  While there, I dropped off dinner for her and her family.  And, I picked up my Avon order!

From there, I went to the cemetery. 

While there, I installed the floral display I had made a couple years ago, for my deceased husband Gordon's parents' grave.  And, installed the new wreath with floral arrangement I made on the weekend, on Gordon's grave.

Last year, Gordon's grave had a larger wreath and floral arrangement, placed on a larger metal stand. 

However, last year we had a couple of storms that were really bad, with extremely strong winds.  I'm grateful that I was able to get to the cemetery when I did, after one of the storms.

Upon arriving, not only did I see Gordon's wreath and stand damaged from the wind, but it was almost blown over.  Of course, I was grateful that it hadn't blown away, the way many others had, including some that were literally being blown around during the time I was there.

Yet, the floral arrangement I had made and installed on his parents' grave site, remained untouched.  I believe it was due to being slightly smaller in size.

So, this year I decided to make a smaller display, to set out in remembrance and to honour Gordon.

While there, I not only think about Gordon and his other family members, I also think about my own parents and brother.  Unfortunately, their grave sites are too far away for me to visit on a regular basis.

Still, I think of them.  And, I think about Jesus.

I think about how Jesus saves.  And, about how much He loves me. 

I love Him and want to honour Him, in everything I do.  Just as I want to remember and honour my loved ones.

Thinking about this regularly brings to mind Philippians 1:3, "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,"

The Apostle Paul showed us that even though we live for Christ, it is okay to honour and remember our loved ones. 

For this, I praise God!  Anyone who has ever lost a loved one, understands that even though their life ended here on earth, the love we have for them never dies.

Just as God's love for us, never dies! 

Hallelujah!  I praise God for this!  For we know that no matter what happens in our life, He is with us, always!

Until next time...

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